Regional Digest: Osterhout named interim football coach at ARC

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 10:58 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 10:51 am

Jon Osterhout has been named interim football coach at American River College, taking over for Jerry Haflich, who will take at least one season off to continue tests related to dizzy spells following a golf mishap three years ago.

“I’m very excited, very proud for this opportunity,” said Osterhout, an All-America offensive lineman at Sacramento State. “JC football, these kids truly play for the love of the game. They don’t get a yearbook picture or a letterman’s jacket. A lot are motivated by their past history, as they were overlooked or they’re still growing. It makes it a great challenge.”

– Joe Davidson

Scholarship updates

The following high school football players have given verbal commitments for scholarships: Inderkum linebacker N.J. Falo to Colorado; Sheldon wide receiver-cornerback Taron Johnson to Weber State; Del Oro linebacker-tight end Tyler Meteer to Sacramento State; Oakmont defensive back Trey Olsen to Navy; Oak Ridge wide receiver Justin Priest to the University of San Diego, and Christian Brothers linebacker John Wagstaff to Sac State.

– Joe Davidson

Cannon transfers to play volleyball at Sac State

Maddie Cannon, a former standout volleyball player at Rio Americano High School where she was a two-time All-State selection and two-time first-team All-Metro player, has transferred to Sacramento State from Santa Clara, Sac State announced.

Cannon, who will be a sophomore next academic year, played one season in the West Coast Conference with the Broncos. Behind two senior middle blockers, Cannon appeared in 11 matches as a freshman and had 25 kills, seven digs and seven blocks.

She will be eligible to play in the Hornets’ sand season, which begins March 19 at Saint Mary’s. Seven home matches for Sac State will be played at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

– Bee Sports staff

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